Monday, April 28, 2008

Great Leadership’s 6 Month Anniversary!


Six months ago, on 10/28/07, I launched Great Leadership. They say most blogs are abandoned after the first 3 months, so that by itself is somewhat of an accomplishment.

My goal for starting this blog was to provide a sort of one-stop resource for leaders and those responsible for developing leaders. Most of the information is from other sources (links to other sites, books, articles, videos, templates) and some of it I write myself.

Leadership development is somewhat of a specialty topic, so while I’ll never have as many readers as Rosie, I’m satisfied with the results so far. I’ve had over 3000 visitors from 96 countries, and over 80 loyal subscribers. It’s slowly building momentum.

Many thanks to my patient and supportive family, friends, and coworkers for tolerating my latest obsession and for at least pretending to be interested in it.

Also thanks to those fellow bloggers out there that helped me figure out how things work in the blogosphere, and gave me links, advice, and comments. I’ve really enjoyed the camaraderie, networking, support, and learning from one another.

And finally, I want to thank my readers for your support. To show my appreciation, here’s a new picture of Annie, who by far has been the most popular feature of my blog.

12 comments:

Andres said...

I love the blog (and the dog)!

Dan McCarthy said...

Thanks, Andres!

Mark Toth said...

Congrats on the anniversary, Dan! May you and your dog have many more!
Mark
www.manpowerblogs.com/toth

Dan McCarthy said...

Thanks, Mark, from me and Annie!

marty mcfly said...

Love the new layout, congrats on 6 months of bloggin', & Annie is mad cute.

Dan McCarthy said...

mm -
Thanks. I'll pass that along to her and give her a treat from you.

Eclecticity said...

Keep up the good work! Congrats!

E.

Dan McCarthy said...

thanks, E!

Anonymous said...

Great to see annie still going like the energizer bunny.

Congrats to you Dan for suppling us with some solid, thoughtful advice. Often times blog is like shouting into the wind, it's hard to know if anyone hears you. Keep going mate. Eventually there will be a speaking engagement at beaver Hollow for you :-)

AP

Dan McCarthy said...

Ah, Beaver Hollow! What a great place to kick back and do a little strategy work, teambuilding, and good eating!

Thanks, AP!

Amie said...

Congratulations, Dan, on a very timely and relevant site! Every time I talk with a group about leadership development, I send them to your blog. Thanks and keep up the great work!

Dan McCarthy said...

Amie -
Thanks for the kind words and PR help!